Black-And-White Photo Competition1 2021
Winning Photo

Judges Comment

There is s story here. The more we look at it, the more we want to know what happened here, and the relation between the camera and the two people who left some minutes ago. Mesmerizing composition, very untraditional, as if cinema became a still. Well done. Good control of tonality of snow, sky and all too.

Photographers Comment

Photo by Aki Backman was taken in Helsinki. It was snowing but the sea was not frozen yet. The scenery was black and white already without conversion. Waited until two people were far enough for the perfect moment. Processed in Lightroom, Silver Efex Pro. Thank you for selecting this picture!